Wag the Dog (Iran war as election diversion) | Coyote Blog

I will fight when my liberty is truly threatened. But I have absolutely no trust in politicians to determine when this is the case. Which is why my reaction to this is, ‘Oh Crap!’

The U.S. Air Force is quietly assembling the world’s most powerful air-to-air fighting team at bases near Iran. Stealthy F-22 Raptors on their first front-line deployment have joined a potent mix of active-duty and Air National Guard F-15 Eagles, including some fitted with the latest advanced radars. The Raptor-Eagle team has been honing special tactics for clearing the air of Iranian fighters in the event of war.

The fighters join a growing naval armada that includes Navy carriers, submarines, cruisers and destroyers plus patrol boats and minesweepers enhanced with the latest close-in weaponry…. (go here to Wired| Danger Room)

I am sure it is a total coincidence that, after 35 years of butting heads with Iran, this is occurring during a sputtering economy and within months of a Presidential election…

via Coyote Blog | Wag the Dog

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2 thoughts on “Wag the Dog (Iran war as election diversion) | Coyote Blog

  1. MisBehaved 05/01/2012 / 10:24 AM

    War is peace, remember? A very profitable peace, at that. I’m sure a skirmish with Iran is just what we need to pull ourselves out of this ‘recession’…

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    • The Grey Enigma 05/01/2012 / 5:40 PM

      … but, Oh, the hubris of not only conceiving such a strategy, but of imagining that anyone could control or conceive of the outcome and ramifications. GE.

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